Africa: The Role of NGOs in Africa’s Tourism

The Role of NGOs in Africa’s Tourism Tourism is one of the largest sectors in Africa, contributing approximately 3.3% to the total Sub-Saharan Africa GDP, and forecast to grow, in terms of GDP contribution by 5.2% between 2016-2026 in the same region. Various stakeholders have contributed to this growth, among them Non-governmental organizations. Here are different major roles which NGOs […]

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World Tourism: UNWTO Network of Observatories meets to discuss the measurement of sustainable tourism at destination level

Under the title ‘Advancing the Measurement of Sustainable Tourism Development’, UNWTO Member States, NGOs, academic institutions and other public and private sector entities discussed approaches to effectively measure, monitor and assess tourism performance and impacts at destination level. This consultative process takes place at a time in which the international tourism community embraces the Sustainable Development Goals. UNWTO welcomed more […]

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African Schools: Rain Storm Destroys Floating School in Lagos

By Augustina Armstrong-Ogbonna Tragedy struck in Lagos on Tuesday when the world famous Makoko Floating School went down like a pack of cards as a heavy rain storm hit the bustling coastal city. The building had overtime survived several storms, but the already battered structure finally caved in around 12 noon on 07 June, 2016. However, none of the pupils […]

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Cry Against Digitisaton of Museums

By Solomon Elusoji The recent call by the Artefacts Rescuers Association of Nigeria to discourage the proposed digitisation of museums in the country might be misplaced and displays a measure of ignorance about the workings of modern culture. In July 2013, the Imperial War Museum, London closed its doors to update its collections. Signs were put outside the building, notifying […]

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A Team of Ugandan Female Students Create Vaginal Infection Detection App

Who says African girls are not into technology and the digital industry, well these 3 Ugandan students have proved a lot of people wrong. The team of 3 ladies at Uganda’s top university, Makerere have created a mobile app that detect vaginal bacteria. The team appropriately named “Team Code Gurus” have come up with a mobile app, coupled with the […]

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